Var­roa strat­egy

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

THE dis­cov­ery of a var­roa mite in­fec­tion in asian honey bees at a Syd­ney port has high­lighted the im­por­tance of the pol­li­na­tion in­dus­try to be pre­pared to com­bat the pest. Aus­tralia is one of the last coun­tries that is free of var­roa, which has dec­i­mated bee pop­u­la­tions across the world and af­fected the pro­duc­tion of crops and pas­tures that rely on the pol­li­na­tion ser­vices.

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